How to Build your own AnyCast Network you’re using anycast every day. all public resolvers (188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11) for example are anycast ip’s and hence, many servers distributed around the world which listen and announce the same ip address. we can build a proof of concept, how to build such a network, for a few $. Requirements AS Number Anycast heavily depends on BGP. So, you need a own AS Number.
When is an anycast ip an anycast ip ? that’s a question i was asked recently. As LTNN (Long Term Networking Nerd), i’m aware of Unicast, Multicast, Broadcast and also Anycast. so, let’s have a look into this. hint: this article is not about how to setup your own anycast network. this may follow soon ?!? Terminologie Unicast 1:1 Sending a message from one sender to one recipient Multicast 1:many Sending a message from one sender to multiple recipients